As you may be aware, the artist community is severely struggling as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Performances and other projects are being canceled months in advance, causing many artists to lose fees for current work, opportunities for future work, and any semblance of economic stability. If you are able, please consider donating to one of the organizations below to support the artistic community as we work to get back on our feet.
Artist Relief Tree: https://artistrelieftree.com/
Artist Relief Project: https://artistreliefproject.org/
AGMA Relief Fund: https://agmarelief.org/
Boston Singers' Relief Fund: https://www.bostonsingersresource.org/programs/bsrf
In the meantime: stay safe, stay healthy, and if you need quality escapist television, I always recommend the Great British Bakeoff!
F E A T U R E D R E V I E W S
The Scarlet Ibis:
“Emily Harmon also provided a wonderful voice to Brother’s superstitious Aunt: her tone color was perfect for the whole role, whether it be for her full hopeful use of the upper register, or the deep sounds of her low register for the more ominous parts of the role.”
"As the boys’ pious aunt, mezzo soprano Emily Harmon delivered several comic lines with sharp timing that briefly eased the tension. Yet her trancelike prediction of Doodle surviving through infancy and her other foreshadowing statements left their mark at key points throughout the opera."
-Boston Classical Review
The Dangerous Liaisons:
“Emily Harmon's seductive, duplicitous Merteuil delivered the most rewarding performance; she shaped her recitative phrases with authority and displayed good comic timing.”
-The Boston Musical Intelligencer
The Marriage of Figaro:
“Emily Harmon... ended up stealing the show with a Marcellina that starts off rather ridiculous but ends up being the rational core of the show in a strange way..”
The Beautiful Bridegroom:
“Emily Harmon as the matchmaker Madame Kirsten, possessed a smooth vocal quality perfectly suited to her conniving character.”
-The Theatre Times
Hyacinth Curl World Premiere:
“The world premiere of ‘Hyacinth Curl’ was exceptionally transporting. The voices of [Adrienne] Arditti and mezzo-soprano Emily Harmon swooned in the sinuous but sparse lines of a Sufi devotional poem, overlapping and swelling into rapturous harmony before joining at last in unison. Occasional arresting peals from the singers’ handbells provided the only accompaniment.”
-The Boston Globe
“Arditti and Emily Harmon (another guest joining Hub [New Music] for this concert) blended beautifully, achieving a restrained but effective aesthetic seduction.”
-The Boston Musical Intelligencer
"Emily Harmon carried most of the opera’s dramatic pull in the tragic role of Ruth. The death of Ruth’s two children as well as her role in driving Eliza from the faith gnawed at her conscience until her death. Harmon’s mellow voice lent tenderness to the anguished phrases of the guilt-plagued victim."
-Vent Wing (formerly Examiner.com)
N E W S
All engagements, including Sweeney Todd with Lowell House Opera, have been canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Future performances are TBD and will be updated in the coming weeks and months.
Emily will make her role debut as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street with Lowell House Opera in the spring of 2020.
Emily will return to Boston Opera Collaborative in February 2020, singing Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro. Visit bostonoperacollaborative.org for more information.
Emily will join Central City Opera as a Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist for their Summer 2019 season, where she will cover Suzuki in Madama Butterfly.
Emily will join the roster of Boston Opera Collaborative in the fall of 2018 and perform the role of Aunt in The Scarlet Ibis, which opens in January.
Emily will return to Opera del West in August 2018, singing the role of the Old Lady in Bernstein's Candide. Performances will take place on August 19 at TCAN in Natick, MA as well as the Boston Center for Arts the following week.